“The whole process was much less stressful than using an
Chris and Gilly Simmonds from Oxfordshire
decided to sell privately as a good friend in Oxford had sold
through the internet. The only reservation we had was about the
length of time it would take to sell, but we needn’t have
worried, as it took no longer than using an agent.
chose HouseWeb as a friend recommended them. It took us a while to
sell from advertising to full completion but by using HouseWeb rather
than an agent we saved between £5,000 and £7,000.
To value our home, we used estate agent websites, newspaper house adverts
and our knowledge of the local market.
We actually sold for £10,000 less than the price we had advertised our
house on HouseWeb but £20,000 more than what estate agents had
been valuing similar houses around us, so we were very pleased.
We felt that the whole process was much less stressful than
using an estate agent. Estate
agents in general are so untrustworthy and unprofessional.
One recommendation would be to be a bit of a salesperson yourself and
sell the features and benefits of your property which are most
relevant to your buyer’s requirements. As in the
TV programmes, ensure the house is ‘super clean’ and well
Finally thank you for your site!”
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